Things that should have been added to the new SSD video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ejy4K7gO... - the video in question.
I’m glad the clone guide has been put to bed and has never come back - good night and good riddance. However, the new video has 2 minor shortcomings that may or may not be needed (but may not be a bad idea to include).
The first one is pre-2011 Macs and the SATA III issue. These do not support SATA III, so the owner will need to find a SATA I/II compatible SSD to avoid problems. The second is a warning about the hard drive cable in 2011 machines would have also been welcome, since any 2011 it hasn’t been done on needs it addressed in order to avoid having issues with the new drive.
In addition, some 2012’s use the old cable and at least need to be checked before trusting the cable will work. That said, they usually die anyway, and you usually end up buying a 2012 cable to replace it. 2012’s with the old cable are usually a no harm no foul situation - it’s the 2011 that gets people.
To be fair, a good chunk of us know better then to trust that original HD cable but based on what we see in Answers, a lot of the people asking about it don’t know it’s because of the original SATA cable. I changed mine out pretty much as soon as possible so I can consider mine SSD ready (and it had performance issues, which is usually a cable near the end of it’s life), but even if it worked I also knew better then to use the cable my machine came with based on some of the problems folks seem to have when you don’t replace it.
Is this a good question?